Right to left: Tim Lardner, John Weyand, Sabour Huml and Derek Mireles.
PMG, the DFW-based independent digital company that has become one of the fastest-growing in the advertising industry, has announced a massive expansion of its Uptown office in Dallas. Opened less than a year ago with a target of hiring 25 employees, the office will expand and more than triple its capacity to upwards of 80 team members. PMG plans to recruit top-tier talent—from both agencies and in-house teams—currently in and around Dallas, and also use the office to appeal to digital marketing experts relocating to the area from coastal cities.
Considered by many to be the top independent digital company in the U.S., PMG delivers full-funnel digital marketing strategy and execution through its guiding principle of Digital Made for HumansTM. It manages more than $1 billion in digital media spend across a client portfolio that includes some of the world’s most recognizable brands, including those from seven Fortune 500 companies. PMG is also ranked in the very top echelons of agency partners by companies like Google and Facebook, and its 85% employee retention rate has been a key reason why Ad Age has consistently named PMG as one of advertising’s Best Places to Work.
Dallas is a key recruiting center for PMG as it looks to fill immediate openings in media, technology, and analytics, as well as professional services such as legal, finance, and people operations. In addition, the larger Dallas presence will help PMG deepen its graduate recruiting efforts at Southern Methodist University and surrounding universities. Furthermore, PMG believes increased hiring in Dallas will help the company achieve its goals around greater diversity and inclusion, thanks to the city’s progressive reputation and its ability to draw people from a broad range of backgrounds with varied perspectives.
The expansion comes as PMG experiences significant growth. Over the past three years, the number of PMG employees worldwide has grown by 140%. PMG was also ranked this week in the Adweek 100: Fastest Growing Agencies list, which recognizes ad agencies across the world for delivering the industry’s top three-year revenue growth rates.
“Our growth over the past few years, both in terms of revenue as well as team size, reflects the incredible trust and faith our clients place in us to guide them through an increasingly complex environment in order to create meaningful connections with their audiences,” said George Popstefanov, founder and CEO of PMG. “To grow as we have while still maintaining one of advertising’s most people-centric cultures that is ranked among the industry’s best is nothing short of amazing.”
Companies that experience the type of growth PMG has experienced typically see a dramatic decline in employee happiness. Impressively, PMG’s rapid growth occurred at the same time the agency was named one of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work in advertising for four consecutive years. The company was also named one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces in 2018.
PMG expects to continue to attract talent from the top agencies in Dallas, as well as the city’s growing roster of established and emerging enterprises across key sectors such as technology, retail and data. Prospective job candidates can learn more about the Dallas office online. They will no doubt be attracted to the company’s commitment to work-life balance, including its strong maternity and paternity leave policies and flexible work schedules; focus on talent cultivation via robust employee training; generous 401(k) and annual bonus plans; and support for healthy lifestyles, such as access to an on-site gym and in-office yoga, as well as generous fitness reimbursements. The expanded office will continue to be in Uptown’s Centrum building located at 3102 Oak Lawn Avenue. Other tenants in the building include Salesforce, Capital Factory, rewardStyle, OSCAR and the University of Texas System.
PMG is a global independent company that provides omnichannel strategy, media, insights, and creative content production for some of the world’s most iconic brands. Founded in Texas, PMG’s work for brands like Apple, Beats by Dre, Cirque du Soleil, Old Navy, Sephora, and Google runs across 50+ countries globally and has received top industry recognition from Cannes Lions to Adweek Media Plan of the Year. PMG’s Texas-based client partners include Hotels.com, Motel 6, The Container Store, Cheap Caribbean, and Cook Children’s Hospital. PMG also has locations in Fort Worth, Austin, New York, and London.